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  1. The influence of dog ownership on objective measures of free-living physical activity and sedentary behaviour in community-dwelling older adults: a longitudinal case-controlled study

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    Background There is some evidence to suggest that dog ownership may improve physical activity (PA) among older adults, but to date, studies examining this, have either depended on self-report or incomplete datasets due to the type of activity monitor used to record physical activity....

  2. I Walk My Dog Because It Makes Me Happy: A Qualitative Study to Understand Why Dogs Motivate Walking and Improved Health

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    Dog walking is a popular everyday physical activity. Dog owners are generally more active than non-owners, but some rarely walk with their dog. The strength of the dog–owner relationship is known to be correlated with dog walking, and this qualitative study investigates why. Twenty-six...

  3. An unexpected acoustic indicator of positive emotions in horses

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    Indicators of positive emotions are still scarce and many proposed behavioural markers have proven ambiguous. Studies established a link between acoustic signals and emitter’s internal state, but few related to positive emotions and still fewer considered non-vocal sounds. One of them,...

  4. The Days and Nights of Zoo Elephants: Using Epidemiology to Better Understand Stereotypic Behavior of African Elephants (Loxodonta africana) and Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus) in North American Zoos

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    Stereotypic behavior is an important indicator of compromised welfare. Zoo elephants are documented to perform stereotypic behavior, but the factors that contribute to performance have not been systematically assessed. We collected behavioral data on 89 elephants (47 African [Loxodonta...

  5. The effect of human interaction on guinea pig behavior in animal-assisted therapy

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    Guinea pigs are included in various animal-assisted interventions (AAIs), but no research has been published to date on behavioral changes in guinea pigs interacting with humans. The goal of this study was to evaluate the behavior in guinea pigs during animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and to...

  6. Can you spare 15 min? The measurable positive impact of a 15-min petting session on shelter dog well-being

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    It is well established that human interaction has positive effects on shelter dogs. This work set out to answer the question: “Does one 15-min petting session make a difference for shelter dogs?” Fifty-five dogs were subject to one 15-min petting session with one of five unfamiliar...

  7. Training Technologies. Science, Humans and Dogs in the Age of Positive Dog Training

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    The practices of dog training influence the lives of numerous dogs and dog owners, but have not received much academic attention in terms of empirical studies. Both humans and dogs are shaped through these practices, but as the conditions are partly determined by already established networks,...

  8. Therapy Dogs in Academic Libraries: A Way to Foster Student Engagement and Mitigate Self-Reported Stress during Finals

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  9. Beyond Therapy Dogs: Coordinating Large-Scale Finals Week Activities

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  10. A THEORY OF 'ANIMAL BORDERS': Thoughts and Practices toward Non-human Animals among the G|ui Hunter-Gatherers

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  11. Positive Thinking as a Moral and Existential Virtue

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  12. Written and spoken words: representations of animals and intimacy

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  13. Animal geographies I

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  14. Therapeutic landscapes and non-human animals: the roles and contested positions of animals within care farming assemblages

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  15. What makes human-animal relations 'organizational'? The de-scription of anthrozootechnical agencements

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  16. Archaeology and Human-Animal Relations: Is Anthropocentrism an Issue?

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  17. When You Meet a Dog Guide

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  18. Evaluation of Potential Dog Guide Users: The Role of the Orientation and Mobility Instructor

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  19. Some Thoughts about Acquiring and Learning to Use a Dog Guide

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  20. Another Tool in the Fight against Epilepsy: Seizure Response Dogs

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